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Brady expects to be ready for minicamp after knee surgery

Apr. 19, 2021 14:03 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady is recovering from offseason knee surgery and expects to be ready for June minicamp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Speaking at a fundraiser for Bucs coach Bruce Arians' foundation, the 43-year-old quarterback joked that he didn't know “if...

Chasing Dreams: From UNC linebacker to country music star

Apr. 19, 2021 02:34 AM EDT

Like many young football players growing up in North Carolina, Chase Rice had his sights set on the NFL. After an outstanding sophomore season with the Tar Heels, that goal seemed realistic. Then the linebacker who tore up the ACC in 2006 tore up his left ankle in the...

Bucs GM says winning culture helped keep SB roster together

Apr. 02, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — When Jason Licht declared he was going to do everything possible to keep the Tampa Bay Buccaneers together, no one envisioned the process going as smoothly as it has for the Super Bowl champions. Even the team’s ever-optimistic general manager, who...

Bucs' Super Bowl film showcases Brady and Tampa Bay D

Mar. 23, 2021 22:52 PM EDT

NFL Films has been chronicling Tom Brady's career since he entered the league in 2000. Somehow, they always seem to be new things to reveal. That is the case with this year's Super Bowl film, chronicling Brady's seventh championship and his first with the Tampa Bay...

Barrett, Gronkowski agree to deals to stay with Buccaneers

Mar. 15, 2021 20:27 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers feel good about their chances of repeating as Super Bowl champions and aren't wasting time doing whatever's necessary to retain key components of their roster to help Tom Brady pursue an eighth NFL title. Linebacker Shaquil...

Receivers Godwin, Robinson top franchise tag list

Mar. 09, 2021 20:41 PM EST

The big money that accompanies franchise tags for the 2021 season is going to receivers, safeties and linemen. No running backs. No tight ends. No linebackers. And, with Dak Prescott reaching agreement with the Dallas Cowboys on a new four-year deal, no quarterbacks. ...

Bucs franchise Godwin, agree to 2-year deal with David

Mar. 09, 2021 20:32 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers placed the franchise tag on wide receiver Chris Godwin and agreed to a two-year deal with linebacker Lavonte David, the first steps in what the Super Bowl champions hope will be a successful bid to keep a star-studded roster intact to help Tom...

Annual NFL women's forum enhancing career opportunities

Mar. 04, 2021 11:49 AM EST

When Sam Rapoport envisioned conducting virtually the NFL's fifth annual Women's Career in Football Forum, she shuddered. How could the networking, hands-on communications and camaraderie the event has encompassed occur during the COVID-19 pandemic? ...

Licht: Buccaneers open to giving Brady a contract extension

Feb. 24, 2021 17:23 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are open to giving Tom Brady a contract extension. General manager Jason Licht reiterated Wednesday that the Super Bowl champions would like to keep the 43-year-old quarterback in uniform for as long as Brady wants to play....

Playing tag is no kids' game for NFL teams

Feb. 23, 2021 19:56 PM EST

NFL teams could begin playing tag on Tuesday, and it's no kids' game for the 32 teams. Applying franchise and even transition tags to players can have major ramifications on a team's present and future. That was never more of a consideration than this year, with the...